Modern Languages

Modern Languages provide practical language training as well as historical and cultural instruction that frame the study of language and linguistics. Courses are designed to offer a general, multi-disciplinary perspective on a range of social, political, economic, and historical issues that affect populations in Spanish- and French-speaking countries. Faculty research interests include Spanish Golden Age Literature, Cuban Political Studies, linguistics, and Indigenous Populations of rural, South-Central Mexico.

Potential Career Paths

  • Teacher in a Foreign Country
  • Translator
  • High School Teacher
  • Advanced Degree in Latin Studies
  • Missionary


Graduates from the Modern Language programs have continued on to graduate schools in the United States and at international institutions, entered the Peace Corps and Americorps, and pursued missionary careers. Current language students are researching bi-lingual career options in the State Department and C.I.A., and all have traveled or will study abroad as part of their language study. We have graduates in locations such as Peru, Mexico, Spain, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Ecuador.